Turkey is now a risk area – some vaccinated people also have to be in quarantine

Travel warning applies !: Turkey is now a risk area – some vaccinated people also have to be in quarantine

You can take a particularly cheap holiday in Turkey this summer, which is why the country is a travel magnet for many German citizens. But since midnight, Turkey has been a high-risk area. What this means for the return journey and what travelers should know.

All-inclusive vacation in a five-star hotel for a week and that for a mere 399 euros? No problem in Turkey. The holiday country, shaken by the financial and corona crisis, has been attracting lucrative prices since June. Holidays in popular Turkish holiday regions such as Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya, Kusadasi, Bodrum or Cesme are particularly cheap this year.

But the number of new corona infections is increasing sharply. The Foreign Office has now declared Turkey a high-risk area. Turks abroad who visit their families in Turkey and German citizens who spend their vacation there, if they have not been vaccinated and have not recovered, have to expect quarantine in the worst case when they return home. This also applies to a group of vaccinated people.

Certain group of vaccinated people must also be in quarantine

Especially those returnees and vacationers who have received the vaccines from Sinovac Biotech, Sinopharm or Sputnik-V in Turkey have to be quarantined in Germany. The vaccines mentioned are not (yet) approved in Germany, so those affected have to be in quarantine. Turks abroad in particular have opted for a vaccination in Turkey in many cases and possibly received Sinovac, Sinopharm or Sputnik.

Vaccinated persons who have been vaccinated with Astrazeneca, Biontech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson must present their proof of vaccination upon landing or arrival. You bypass the quarantine with the evidence. This also applies to genesis. You will need to present a positive PCR test showing a completed disease. The positive result may have been determined by a laboratory at least 11 and a maximum of 180 days ago. The document must contain the contact details and the test procedure.

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How long is the quarantine?

Returnees must self-isolate for at least five days. Working, shopping or receiving visitors is not allowed, as is leaving the house.

At the request of the federal government, returnees have to drive home directly from the motorway or the airport and initially stay there for at least five days. From the fifth day onwards, the isolation can be terminated with a negative antigen rapid test. If there is no test, those affected have to be in quarantine for ten days.

Must be from midnight this form before arriving in Germany to be completed for returnees from Turkey.

What applies to children

The test obligation applies to children from 12 years of age who have not been vaccinated or have recovered. The quarantine requirement also applies to children under the age of 12. However, it ends automatically after the fifth day of entry. The rule also applies if the parents are vaccinated.

  • Case study: Silke and Bernd are both vaccinated and are traveling from Izmir to Stuttgart with their 14-year-old, unvaccinated and not recovered daughter Maria. You must fill out the entry form on departure. Daughter Maria has to be in quarantine, the parents not.

Which countries are also considered to be high risk areas?

Unvaccinated German citizens who spend their vacation in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Spain, France, Israel, Montenegro, Georgia, the Portuguese towns of Algarve and Lisbon, as well as Cyprus, are subject to quarantine on return.

These and other countries which you can see here, have been declared high-risk areas in view of the increasing number of infections.

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